For Gary Anderson, the Players Championship Finals were again early on. Last year Ron Meulenkamp was too strong in the second round, this time the Scot lost in the first round against Michael Mansell.
The double world champion played a very mediocre game for his performance with an average of 84 and twelve missed doubles in nine legs. Afterwards, it turned out that Anderson was not physically and mentally in order.
Anderson suffered physical problems on his back. According to ITV commentator Chris Mason, the Scottish number three in the world had a strained muscle in his lower back. His opponent Mansell and management Dunvegan Enterprises reported that the month old daughter of Anderson has been in hospital for a few days.
Mansell showed understanding of Anderson’s situation after their game: “His youngest child is in hospital and Gary has been sitting at her bedside. It was clear that his focus was not on darts. ”
Pulled a muscle in his lower back at the slam.
— chris mason (@Chris180Mason) November 24, 2017
GARY Anderson played in the #MrGreenDarts Players Championship despite his baby daughter being in hospital.
Ando was clearly distracted during his 6-3 defeat to Mickey Mansell. Classy words after the match from the Irishman who sent his best wishes to the Anderson family. pic.twitter.com/Mp4JAc2nE0
— Dunvegan Enterprises (@DunveganDarts) November 24, 2017
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